Linguistics is the scientific study of language and involves analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

Studying linguistics helps develop many important skills such as analytical thinking, problem-solving, argumentation, critical thinking, data collection and analysis, and written and oral expression.

As a student of linguistics you will become familiar with many different languages and cultures and as a result, develop cross-cultural skills.

Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Edo and Efik languages are some naïve languages that can be studied at higher institutions in Nigeria especially schools at the geographic region where a particular language is dominant.

Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Edo, and Efik languages are mainly centred on the language and culture of the indigenous people. It is important to note that these languages are not studied independently, but with the English Language. So, a good linguist should be well learned in English Language and any of the native languages.

Subject Combination

English, Two relevant Arts subjects and any other subject


Graduates of Linguistics, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Efik languages are typically employed at local media firms, publishing firms, multinational organizations, information technology firms, embassies and schools (secondary and higher institutions).


  • Creativity
  • The ability to generate new ideas
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Self-motivation
  • Management and organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Basic business skills
  • Flexibility and adaptation skills

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